Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) Scheme

Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) Scheme

About this activity

Suitable for year 5 and 6 pupils. Supports the PSHE and Citizenship National Curriculum.

TfL's Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) scheme encourages safer, active and independent travel within the school community, with a focus on year 6 pupils as they prepare for the transition to secondary school.

The scheme involves recruiting a team of JTAs; year 5 and 6 pupils who work to promote active travel and road safety to their peers through a range of activities.

TfL provides all the resources and guidance needed to set up and run your school’s own JTA team.

Running the scheme

With most of the work done by JTAs, your school must fully support the scheme and allocate a school JTA guide. This can be either a teacher or learning assistant who oversees the JTA team and supports them with their projects.

You will also need to create a dedicated JTA noticeboard to share the latest active travel news and promote current activities.

For further information on the JTA scheme, email [email protected] or contact your local council school travel advisor or road safety officer.

 

Activity steps

1
Appoint a JTA guide
Recruit an enthusiastic member of staff as your school’s JTA guide and speak with your borough officer to help get you started
2
Recruit a JTA team
Find a team of motivated year 6 pupils who want to be involved through an election or interview process
3
Order resources
Let your borough officer know how many JTAs you have and they will order a range of TfL resources for them
4
Set targets and plan activities
Use your hands up surveys and speak to pupils, staff and parents to identify issues and set targets. Work with the JTA team to plan activities into the school calendar
5
Promote and share success
Ask your JTA team to promote the planned activities and encourage them to shout about their success stories to the wider school community in assemblies, on your website and in newsletters
6
Tell your story
Sign in to STARS to add your story and include pupils’ feedback. Explain the activity and add photos and any posters or promotional materials. Feedback to your borough officer

Tags

  • Walking
  • Scooting
  • Cycling
  • Public transport
  • Smarter driving
  • Independent travel
  • Road safety

This activity counts towards:

  • Travel activity

How it helps

  • Supports the PSHE National Curriculum
  • Supports transition to secondary school